bearded vs non bearded silkies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bangor777, May 25, 2008.

  1. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have 8 silkies from ideal....so cute. They said they would be a mix of bearder and non bearded. What's the difference? Would I be able to see a difference in my one week olds? Or is it something you see after they feather? Just curious. I have two with vaulted skulls (I figured that one out [​IMG]) They are all soooo cute. Right now they just have their wing tips feathered.
     
  2. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    I have four silkies- two have puffy cheeks, one of those two also has a vaulted skull and a puffy 'chin'...thinking that is a beard.

    The other two have smoother faces, but are still adorable.
     
  3. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'm thinking that all of mine are non bearded, they all have smooth faces, no 'double chins' to speak of. Aren't they gorgeous though? I love the texture of their new feathers, so different than my others!
     
  4. stilwellchick

    stilwellchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 6 silkies (white) from MPC. Two of them are bearded. They are almost 2 weeks old now. They are without a doubt the cutest chicks I have ever seen. I'll be interested in watching them grow up because I have never had bantams before.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2008

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